Natural Sciences BS

Total Units Required: 120

A science teacher and elementary students dressed in white labcoats do an experiment by putting gumdrops at the end of sticks.

The Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences, Option in Science Education provides excellent preparation for students interested in becoming a middle school or introductory high school science teacher and fulfills one of the requirements for admission into a single subject teaching credential program. This degree is also designed for students interested in teaching about science in informal educational settings such as museums, nature centers, state parks, or national forests. There are opportunities for internships and volunteer activities providing practical training and experience.

The program offers

  • Low teacher-to-student ratio.
  • Courses designed specifically for future science teachers and informal science educators.
  • Collaborative learning spaces located in the new state-of-the-art science building.
  • Grants and scholarships exclusively for future science teachers.
  • Internships and volunteer activities that provide practical training and experience.
  • Opportunities for early teaching experiences at the Gateway Science Museum and local middle schools.
  • A student club and professional network to support future science educators.